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Art On Your Doorstep

Art On Your Doorstep

Art On Your Doorstep is a project led by Thirsk-based arts charity Rural Arts, working in partnership with Thirsk Community Care, to encourage older people to engage with arts and culture.

The aim is to enable older people living in Thirsk and the local area to discover or rediscover an interest in the arts by offering opportunities to get involved in a mixed programme of arts and culture, including:

• art & craft workshops
• poetry & creative writing
• iPad art
• music, dance & theatre activity sessions
• matinee live performances

With sessions taking place at accessible local venues, including The Courthouse in Thirsk - and even in participants’ own homes! – it’s never been easier to get creative, whatever your ability level, and find joy in exploring the arts.

If you’d like to find out more about what’s on offer, know someone who might be interested or would like to volunteer to help, then contact:

Sue Dalton
Tel 01845 526536
Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk, YO7 1QS


Our next performance at Rural Arts is from Slanjavah Dance '6 Feet, 3 Shoes'. BOOK TICKETS FOR 6 FEET 3 SHOES HERE

For the Supported Shopping Service call Thirsk Community Care on 01845 523 115

For all other events call Rural Arts on 01845 526536 for more information

For more information about our work in the community, or if you would like us to organise a workshop for you, please contact Sue Dalton or Jayne Rawlins, Telephone 01845 526356; e-mail

We will be able to tell you if you are eligible for free workshops.